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The name Bardsley has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in the village named Bardsley in Lancashire. The village itself traces its name back to the Old English words Beornred's leah, which mean Beornred's wood or Beornred's clearing. The personal name Beornred means warrior counsel.

Bardsley Early Origins



The surname Bardsley was first found in Greater Manchester at Bardsley where the earliest record of the place name was Berdesley in 1422. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Bardsey is a small village in the City of Leeds, in West Yorkshire and dates back to the Domesday Book where it was listed as Berdesei. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
"Bardsley House, overlooking the glen of the Medlock, is the seat of John Jonah Harrop, Esq. Many generations of the Bardsley family held the estate, under the lords of Ashton, by the feudal payment of a rose and one penny, annually: the property subsequently came, by marriage, to the Tetlows." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Bardsley Spelling Variations


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Bardsley Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Bardsley have been found, including Bardsley, Bardsey, Bardsea, Bardsly, Bardesey and many more.

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Bardsley Early History


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Bardsley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bardsley research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 164 and 1640 are included under the topic Early Bardsley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bardsley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bardsley Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bardsley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Bardsley, or a variant listed above:

Bardsley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Bardsley who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1782

Bardsley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edmund, George, James, John, Joseph, Robert, Simeon, William Bardsley, who all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860
  • John Bardsley, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1867
  • Edwin Bardsley, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1868
  • James Bardsley, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1871
  • Robert Bardsley, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1871
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bardsley Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Abel Bardsley, who arrived in New Brunswick in 1783
  • Mr. Abel Bardsley U.E. who settled in New Brunswick c. 1783 part of the returning families aboard the Union Transport [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Abel Bardsley U.E. from Fairfield, Connecticut, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 was a passenger on the Union Transport from New York [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bardsley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bardsley (post 1700)



  • Michele Bardsley (b. 1970), American nationally bestselling author from Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Robert Vickers Bardsley CMG OBE (1890-1952), English cricketer, Private Secretary to the Governor-General of Sudan and Governor of the Blue Nile Province (1928-1932)
  • Cyril Charles Bowman Bardsley (1870-1940), English Bishop of Peterborough (1924-1927) and Bishop of Leicester (1927-1940)
  • John Wareing Bardsley (1835-1914), English Bishop of Carlisle (1891-1914) and Bishop of Sodor and Man (1887-1891)
  • Cuthbert Bardsley CBE (1907-1991), English Bishop of Coventry (1956-1976)
  • David Bardsley (b. 1964), English footballer
  • Phillip Anthony "Phil" Bardsley (b. 1985), English footballer
  • Eric "Rick" John Bardsley (1903-1958), Australian rugby union player who represented the Wallabies three times
  • Anthony "Tony" Bardsley (b. 1945), Canadian top-ranking tennis player from Vancouver
  • Warren Bardsley (1882-1954), Australian Test cricketer

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Bardsley Historic Events


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Bardsley Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Master Hugh MacKenzie  Bardsley (1917-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

Hillcrest Coal Mine

  • Mr. Thomas Bardsley (1878-1914), English Miner from Hursh, Lancaster, England, United Kingdom who worked in the Hillcrest Coal Mine, Alberta, Canada and died in the mine collapse on June 19 1914

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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